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09-27-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 474
Posted By HarborBandS

I worked at a bike shop that carried Trek from...

I worked at a bike shop that carried Trek from 1991-1996, and we sold more of these bikes than anything else in that time period. I agree with the advice above. I believe the mountain bikes were...
09-23-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 4,755
Posted By HarborBandS

I would add leaky sidewalls to this list. Some...

I would add leaky sidewalls to this list. Some WTB and Rene Herse have many anecdotes online about sidewalls that leak sealant (and air). Add me to the list of people with this issue.

I've been...
09-20-21, 07:07 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,881
Posted By HarborBandS

I trained for a fully-supported Century this...

I trained for a fully-supported Century this year, the event was cancelled, so I did a solo ride of 130 miles the weekend that my event was supposed to be held. My longest ride of the season prior to...
09-20-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,995
Posted By HarborBandS

I've put thousands of miles on the crushed...

I've put thousands of miles on the crushed limestone gravel paths in the Chicago area (I live near the Illinois Prairie Path), and I primarily ride a road bike with 32 mm tubeless tires. I keep the...
08-20-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,461
Posted By HarborBandS

I've now put a couple thousand miles on my Mason...

I've now put a couple thousand miles on my Mason Resolution on mixed surfaces, and have some more relevant observations about ride feel and durability. My bike was a custom build with components I...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,033
Posted By HarborBandS

I recently bought a steel frameset from Mason,...

I recently bought a steel frameset from Mason, but had considered one of their Ti options, and was cross-shopping with Enigma. This thread is making me happy I stuck with the ol' Columbus-tubed...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-21-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,689
Posted By HarborBandS

I actually think the bolt anchors were causing...

I actually think the bolt anchors were causing the creaking. As you know (I'm just pointing this out for others reading this), they are cylindrical, and resting within the carbon body of the post...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,689
Posted By HarborBandS

Well that certainly depends on your saddle! ...

Well that certainly depends on your saddle!

But the Park Tool SAC-2 anti-friction paste I use is actually made for metal components too. I use it where Iím trying to avoid slippage, and use...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-18-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,689
Posted By HarborBandS

I greased the rails with carbon paste, and the...

I greased the rails with carbon paste, and the bolt anchors with grease. I'm not sure which one did the trick, but all creaks are gone, and I am on to enjoying a lightweight and comfortable seatpost.
Forum: Road Cycling
05-04-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,689
Posted By HarborBandS

Iíve had this same problem with the Fizik Cyrano...

Iíve had this same problem with the Fizik Cyrano 00 seatpost. The seat rail clamp bolt would come loose after 10 miles or so. I just decided to max torque it at 8 N-m, which scares me a bit with a...
04-26-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,544
Posted By HarborBandS

I like that loop too, though my favorite part of...

I like that loop too, though my favorite part of the Prairie Path is the Elgin Branch from the Hwy 59 bridge to Steans Road. There are so few street crossings, and it is not so busy. I can do the...
04-26-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,544
Posted By HarborBandS

I was a bell person, then I switched to the "on...

I was a bell person, then I switched to the "on your left" vocal alert, and now am back to being a bell person. The "on your left" warning just seems to be too confusing for many people. At the end...
04-23-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,744
Posted By HarborBandS

I'm originally from a small town in Wisconsin...

I'm originally from a small town in Wisconsin where rugged outdoorsmanship was common, and this just sounds crazy to me. I'm dying! :lol:

No one else? Really?

Apologies to Pratt, but I just...
04-23-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,744
Posted By HarborBandS

I'm in a dense commuter rail suburb in DuPage,...

I'm in a dense commuter rail suburb in DuPage, and I see coyotes on a regular basis. They will walk past my driveway in the middle of the day, paying no mind to anyone around. They are really more...
04-20-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,166
Posted By HarborBandS

Gran Fondos. Most riders just treat them like...

Gran Fondos. Most riders just treat them like leisurely century rides, but they are timed.
04-19-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,595
Posted By HarborBandS

Bike shops still sell tons of hybrids, and the...

Bike shops still sell tons of hybrids, and the shop employees call them hybrids. But the industry may have other names for them, like "City" or "Commuter" (Giant categorizes them under "City and...
04-19-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,986
Posted By HarborBandS

I don't even really see the connection between...

I don't even really see the connection between Rapha and Rivendell. I guess Rapha does have their "Brevet" category of clothing that makes reference to randonneuring, but that's really the only tie...
04-19-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 843
Posted By HarborBandS

I really enjoyed my CAAD 9. It felt very fast...

I really enjoyed my CAAD 9. It felt very fast and stiff in terms of acceleration and climbing, yet it was not an overly harsh ride. It's my permanent Zwift/trainer bike now, but that's only because...
04-19-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,595
Posted By HarborBandS

When we first started selling "hybrids" in our...

When we first started selling "hybrids" in our shop in the early 1990's, many people were also calling them "cross bikes". But then cyclocross rose in popularity in the states, and that sport...
03-11-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,529
Posted By HarborBandS

I think the answer is to first, get a metal bike,...

I think the answer is to first, get a metal bike, and then outfit it with King Cage stainless or Ti. Done.

Bottle cage choice should definitely determine what frame material you go with.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By HarborBandS

<$10 option is to zip tie an air horn can to your...

<$10 option is to zip tie an air horn can to your handlebars.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,125
Posted By HarborBandS

I only like an integrated cockpit for bikes with...

I only like an integrated cockpit for bikes with wireless shifting and hydraulic brakes. No cable should have to make those twists and turns.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,611
Posted By HarborBandS

I might even say the Diverge would be ideal for...

I might even say the Diverge would be ideal for riding a century. The differences between endurance bikes and gravel bikes are often quite subtle, and many argue that road bike tire clearances are...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,303
Posted By HarborBandS

They are WTB Expanse 32s. I've only done one ride...

They are WTB Expanse 32s. I've only done one ride of any significance with them to this point, so my experience is very limited. I have them tubeless with Stan's sealant, and ran them around 70 psi...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-22-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,303
Posted By HarborBandS

I only have one ride on mine (finished build in...

I only have one ride on mine (finished build in late December in Chicago), but it was considerably less ďnoodlyĒ than the vintage steel bikes Iíve previously owned. It responded nicely to...
02-18-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,461
Posted By HarborBandS

Not really much of a shoulder tread at all. ...

Not really much of a shoulder tread at all. Hereís a close up:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/image_4db9c8a9f822568017963869ea64c38f6e093ce8.jpg
02-18-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,322
Posted By HarborBandS

The main difference I can see is shifter throws...

The main difference I can see is shifter throws and resistance, particularly with regard to ďbriftersĒ. Itís more apparent at the 105/Ultegra/DA level. The front derailleurs in particular took more...
02-18-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,287
Posted By HarborBandS

Apparently Millennials will live longer due to...

Apparently Millennials will live longer due to cycling. Unless they get hit by cars.

Cyclists by age in US in 2018:
...
02-18-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,461
Posted By HarborBandS

Here's one pic of the maiden ride, with more to...

Here's one pic of the maiden ride, with more to come later. Unfortunately it's sitting in my basement without a tire right now, and I'm in no hurry to bring it outside in to our three feet of snow...
02-18-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By HarborBandS

A direct drive trainer wouldn't have this...

A direct drive trainer wouldn't have this problem. Direct drive trainers, like my Wahoo Kickr Core, use a thru-axle or quick release, and the bike rests on the trainer's "hub axle" just like a...
02-18-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By HarborBandS

My Wahoo Kickr Core seems very sturdy. I am...

My Wahoo Kickr Core seems very sturdy. I am about 190 lbs, but I can't imagine that it wouldn't hold someone far heavier.
02-18-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,461
Posted By HarborBandS

My Mason Resolution frameset arrived in November...

My Mason Resolution frameset arrived in November and is now built up! Here are the initial photos of the frame set. Size 56 cm.

I placed my order back in July with an estimated ship date of...
02-17-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,287
Posted By HarborBandS

I had the same thought about that rant of a post....

I had the same thought about that rant of a post. We're talking about people who are now 41-56 years old. I'm in the younger half of "Gen X" (mid-40s), and I spent nearly every day of my childhood...
02-17-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,287
Posted By HarborBandS

Those "hipster types" you saw 10 years ago are...

Those "hipster types" you saw 10 years ago are now over 40. It's the same people. It's amazing how middle age looks and family responsibilities erase any semblance of "hipness".
02-17-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,139
Posted By HarborBandS

I purchased some brake rotors from them a few...

I purchased some brake rotors from them a few months ago. The price was very low, but it took over a month to arrive. But they did arrive!
02-11-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,658
Posted By HarborBandS

Geez, I feel bad for my "followers" when I...

Geez, I feel bad for my "followers" when I subject them to an endless stream of Zwift rides all winter long.
02-11-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,671
Posted By HarborBandS

Yeah, he will have to go used to hit his budget. ...

Yeah, he will have to go used to hit his budget.

I actually have two neighbors within a block of me that have real Dutch bikes. One moved here from the Netherlands and brought her bike with her. ...
02-11-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,671
Posted By HarborBandS

I have heard of people importing actual used...

I have heard of people importing actual used Dutch bikes in to Canada for resale. New Dutch bikes can be found in certain metro areas, but they are thousands of dollars.
02-11-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,160
Posted By HarborBandS

I only ever lock up my bike for a few minutes,...

I only ever lock up my bike for a few minutes, like a stop at a convenience store or Walgreens to get water and food. For that type of stop, I either leave the bike where I can see it, bring it in...
02-11-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By HarborBandS

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/prelude_425bbca882b5b1d753e27a36f67e782cbdaa06a0.jpg
1986 Schwinn Prelude, size 23"


I am very interested in this aspect of the...
02-10-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By HarborBandS

It has a more relaxed head angle than the Tempo,...

It has a more relaxed head angle than the Tempo, so it's a bit of a different animal. It's what they used to call "sport touring", which might now be called an "endurance bike". ;)

It's certainly...
02-10-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By HarborBandS

Funny that this thread comes up now, as I have a...

Funny that this thread comes up now, as I have a 1986 Prelude that I just started buying parts for to upgrade (I shared a photo of it on the 80s Schwinn thread a couple of years ago). It is currently...
12-05-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,569
Posted By HarborBandS

Lessons learned: 1. Check for an olive in...

Lessons learned:

1. Check for an olive in the lever before proceeding.

2. Attach the hose without the levers mounted to the bars. It is easier to cross-thread the fixing bolt if you are...
12-05-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,569
Posted By HarborBandS

I do think that the hose fitting part of the...

I do think that the hose fitting part of the shifter should not be plastic. I understand the need to make Ultegra-level components lightweight, but these shifters are quite fragile.

But this...
12-04-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,569
Posted By HarborBandS

After two trashed Ultegra hydro levers, a word of warning.

I am a former 1990s shop mechanic, and have successfully built up countless bikes over the past decades. But my current build was my first with hydraulic disc brakes.

I watched several YouTube...
12-02-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By HarborBandS

It seems like a sleeve of metal threads bonded to...

It seems like a sleeve of metal threads bonded to the plastic shifter body, but they might be hard plastic. But with a 5 N-m torque spec, they seem like they have to be metal?

Itís hard to tell...
12-02-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By HarborBandS

Thanks for that handy diagram! Unfortunately the...

Thanks for that handy diagram! Unfortunately the threads are in that part of the shifter body that #15 and #9 go in to, I believe.
12-02-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By HarborBandS

Stripped hydraulic hose entry threads - Ultegra ST-R8020 lever ruined?

I was installing a new hose/olive on my Ultegra R8020 lever, and accidentally had the fixing bolt cross-threaded. The female threads on the lever itself are shredded. I canít see any way to...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 20,195
Posted By HarborBandS

I hear rumors of a new wireless 12-speed Dura...

I hear rumors of a new wireless 12-speed Dura Ace. So maybe Iíll go electronic once this trickles down to Ultegra and prices go down considerably.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,881
Posted By HarborBandS

Iíll ride in any temperature, but I avoid riding...

Iíll ride in any temperature, but I avoid riding if there is snow, ice, or road salt. And frankly, I like the road salt to be washed away by a rain shower or two in the Spring, if Iím riding my...
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